Why we record ancient trees

Ancient trees are as much a part of our heritage as stately homes, cathedrals and works of art. But they don’t get the same protection.

Identifying where ancient trees are takes us one step closer to giving them the care and protection they need. That’s where you come in.

Your records of these oldest and most characterful trees help us to identify ancient tree hot spots, monitor current threats and future losses, plan how best to conserve them in the future and much more.

Spotted an old tree?

Spotted an old tree?

Help us put ancient trees on the map.

Add to the Ancient Tree Inventory and you'll be helping us celebrate and protect our most important trees.

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